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Butler County Community College's Magazine 

Fall 2003 

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Ri4ing the 
Air Waves 

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Front Row (Left to Rights Circulation Manager, Megan 
Giles; Staff Writer, Kassey Kubik; Middle Row: Editor, 
Josie Bartel; Photo Editor, Carissa Shaffer; Managing 
Editor, Shila Young; Staff Writer, Twambi Kalinga; Design 
Editor, Jennifer Chrapkowski; Back Row: Staff Writer, 
Andrew Keeling; Online Editor, Michelle Avis; Adviser, 
Michael Swan; Design Editor, Robin Karnahan; Editor, Matt 

photo by Josh Gilmore, 
Lantern Newspaper 


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5. Riding the Air Waves 

I. Campus Edge 

0. Happy Helpers 

1 2. Clubs and Organizations 

4. Auto Body 

1 6. Space Heads 

The Grizzly 

Fall 2003 

Butler County Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 

Building 100, Room 104 

El Dorado, Kansas 67042 


Cover Art By Jennifer Chrapkowski 

and Matt Hahn 

Photo from 

0. Health Services 

12. Up In Smoke 

26. The Booster Clu 

Game Winning Catch - Butler wide receiver Jimmie 
Beard, Memphis, Term, freshman, makes a big 
touchdown catch in the second half as the 
Grizzlies rallied from a 28-3 deficit against 
Coffeyville \r\ El Dorado. Butler won the game 29- 
28 to remain the number one junior college team 
in the nation. Going into the contest, Coffeyville 
was number two. 
Photo By Jeremy Costello, Sports Media 

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Opinions of the worst kind about: 

He Said 

Matt Habn 

As an irresponsible, immature, hormone driven 
teenager, I would rave at the kind of programming 
that is being shown on television today. However, I 
haven't been one for a few years. 

My life changed drastically a little over four 
years ago when my son was born. For those of you 
who don't know, parenthood makes gigantic 
changes in your life and affects how you judge 
things. I am now much more aware and critical of 
what is on radio and TV I feel most of today's 
shows are much like parade balloons. They're big, 
everybody wants to see them, but there's nothing to 
them. At least the balloons haven't sunken to the 
same level as TV and started taking clothes off in 
front of everybody. 

Granted, most of the shows I watch these days 
include puppets as either the sidekick or main char- 
acter, but I learn more from watching kiddie shows 
than the other 90 percent of shows on TV 

It is a sad day when children's shows are more 
meaningful than their adult counterparts. Speaking 
of which, one show in particular I am at odds with 
is "Temptation Island." In case you haven't seen it, 
couples are assaulted by multiple hard bodies of the 
opposite sex in the attempt to break them apart. 
Hey little Billy, do you know how to say 

I won't deny I enjoy looking at women, but what 
happened to being civil about it? Neither Judy 
Garland ("The Wizard of Oz") or Ingrid Bergman 
("Casablanca") ever took their clothes off for the 
media and somehow continued being sex icons. No 
matter what, people on TV and in the movies are 
going to be targets of sex appeal, but it's our job to 
decide what is art and what is smut. 

The only thing current reality shows are good 
for are the kids who have to resort to watching 
primetime TV for a cheap thrill. 

In reply to her: First off, how can a person be so superficial as to believe an attractive person's life would 
be any more interesting than the rest of ours? Fate doesn't choose what a person is to experience by what they 
look like. In the Greek tales, yes, people chosen by the gods for a greater fate were always attractive, but you 
know what? Those are myths. Another myth I must hit upon is that parents are the only influence on chil- 
dren. One must be a fool to believe peers, media and society as a whole does not affect growing children. It 
is our job to create a society which will be a positive influence on these growing people who will, one day, be 
in control of our fates. 

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Are TV shows' sex appeal really appealing? 

She Said 

Jennifer Chrapkowski 

If I were asked the question 'Are there too 
many reality shows on TV?', then I would say 
yes, but when it comes to the amount of sex 
appeal on TV shows, I say no. 

I don't think I am the only one who 
believes this because someone out there likes 
it enough to keep it on the air; otherwise, you 
wouldn't see it. Think about it, would you 
rather sink into an attractive person's life on 
TV or an average person's? 

We see average people every day... we are 
average people, so when we turn on that TV 
we want to escape from our everyday normal 
lives and nestle into someone else's. I think it 
would make it nicer if it were a physically 
attractive person's life. 

There are many types of sex appeal on the 
air now and I agree some of it is not appropri- 
ate, but that is what ratings are for. The TV 
Guide Channel always puts the ratings on 
every show, so if you don't like the rating then 
don't watch it. 

In this day and age it is very naive for a 
parent or any person to think young adults 
won't see any of these things on a daily basis 
without the TV 

When students go to school or into the 
"Real World" at all, they are exposed to much 
worse than they see on shows. 

If parents want to control what their child 
watches at every minute then they should sub- 
scribe to parental control. However, I feel the 
diversity on TV shows, even some racy ones, 
helps develop young adults into adults. 

If children are raised properly and have 
good values instilled by their parents, they 
won't have to worry about them making bad 
choices based on a TV show. 

In reply to him: I am not a parent so my perspective on parenting is a bit off, but I think that exposing a 
child to the real world via TV is good. Since parents have the duty to raise their kids with good moral values 
and to teach them the difference between right and wrong, I think the media shouldn't be criticized for expos- 
ing children to a life outside of cartoons and teddy bears. Since sex is hard to talk about with a child I won't 
want to send my child out into such a rough world with rose-colored glasses. TV shows are helping to give 
tools to kids so they aren't shocked going into the real world alone. As far as "Temptation Island" goes, I agree 
it's bad because, if a couple has that many problems, shacking up with strangers won't help. 

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Story an4 Photos By Matt Habn 

Hey, we've got a radio station here at Butler 
County Community College. Not that it's anything 
new, but we need to inform those unfortunate few 
who don't know about KBTL. 

Mr. Lance Hayes oversees the student-run shows 
which are broadcast all day Monday through Friday 
with three shows on Saturday afternoon. The aver- 
age show lasts two hours so all the DJs can get some 
airtime to play their own style of music. Singularly 
or paired up, the DJs are allowed to choose what is 
played during their show. 

Although rock and indie seem to be the popular 
choices, rap, country and techno are getting some air- 

One obvious question is 'What the heck is Indie?' 
Indie isn't a new style of music from India that is 
washing across the U.S. It's simply a new name for 
an old idea. Remember, most of the bands you listen 
to started as a garage band. To get their name out to 



the public, they had to beg and plead to play bars and 
clubs. Well, that is what indie encompasses, the up- 
and-coming bands who are trying to make it to the big 

However, names for music weren't the only things 
changed this year. As always, the radio station 
received new CDs of old and new artists. Also, the 
station acquired new electrical equipment and even 
some chairs to make it easier for the DJs to handle 
sitting in their air-conditioned station. 

One of Hayes' biggest changes this year was to 
have the station play music 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week. When the students aren't tearing up the 
airwaves, KBTL broadcasts classical music relayed 
from a station in Raleigh, N.C. WCPE 89.7 will fill 
what would be dead air time with smooth, melodious, 
classical music. 

On the Air. DJTamale 

broadcasts his music to the 
masses. DJs will keep the same 
weekly times until spring semes- 
ter rolls around. Most of them 
haven 't had any previous 

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88.1 KBTL 

Rodio Schedule 

for the 2003 Fall Semester 








Chris K 

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John B 

John B 

John B 


John B 



Euro Trash Girt 


Euro Trash Girl 




The Zero Hour 






D. Maxx 

DJ Tamale 


Mia Vida 

Adam H 





Cowboy Casey's 
Classic Country 



Stephanie & 



Euro Trash Girl 


Axi & Butch 



The Punk 
Rawk Show 



The Gym (5:30) 





Lawrence (7:00) 




Brandon D (8:30) 










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"Edgy" Production 

Large and In Charge: 

Brian Wise, "Bubba," acts as the floor director for the 
first taping of "The Campus Edge." Wise is currently a 
sophomore at Butler. 

What's on TV? Cable Channel 20 in El Dorado, 
Towanda and Benton may have something you're 
not familar with and may provide a breath of fresh 
air from the same programming over and over. 

The 2003-04 school session marks the eighth 
year for the Butler TV station broadcast on the local 
cable network. 

The uniqueness of this cable channel is that it is 
run almost solely by Butler students, with only slight 
intervention by Mr. Lance Hayes, supervisor of both 
KBTL, the college radio station, and student TV 

With a grant received last fall, the TV station was 
able to update the equipment for a more digital 
broadcast. This year, programs that run on Butler TV 
will also be updated, revised or added. Hayes is 
looking forward to starting up a once a month enter- 
tainment show along with keeping "The Campus 

A new edition of "The Campus Edge" is produced 
every other week. Butler TV airs each edition of 

"The Campus Edge" twice a week. The focus of the 
program is on events around campus, such as musi- 
cals and plays. Cindy Miles, a producer for the TV 
station, plans to have an interview show started up 
this year, which will feature local people. Miles 
plans to have the show run twice a week for about 
15 minutes. 

Brian Wise, Towanda sophomore, says, "My 
favorite part of being able to work on the TV station 
is I can put my creative ideas to use and the teacher 
is relaxed so he is not telling us what we can or can- 
not do." 

This belief is also held by Hayes; one of the 
major benefits of the TV station is the freshmen 
won't have to sit on the sidelines and watch the 
sophomores do all the production work. 

One need not have prior experience with televi- 
sion to be involved with the Butler TV station. 
They'll be thrown right in the mix and start helping 

Star-Struck Students: 

Kris Lowmiller, Ashley Blaine and Nick Buche await directions from 
the floor director before the cameras start rolling. The taping took 
approximately two and a half hours. 

to make the station function; however, if you would 
rather have some basic knowledge of the television 
field and its history, Hayes teaches a couple of class- 
es devoted to just that. Those classes are Television 
Production I and Television Production II. 

According to the course syllabus for TV 
Production I, "this course is designed to introduce 

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Attracts Butler Students 

the student to the medium of television, from its his- 
torical perspective, its organizational and business 
structures, legal and regulation aspects and the vari- 
ous venues in which it is employed or distributed. 
The class will also examine such components of the 
medium as the equipment used to produce TV, and 
then move to the creative use of this knowledge. The 
production components of light, composition, 
switching and editing, the use of graphics, music and 
the basic creative factors of writing and directing 
shall all be studied. 'Hands-on' experience and criti- 
cal analysis of television are important factors of the 
course, and class members will create and participate 
in a limited number of actual television productions. 
The goal of the TV Production students should be to 
learn how 'Television, as a major force in our socie- 
ty, really works,' and begin to explore their own cre- 
ative interests and talents in this varied and complex 

Television Production II is essentially the same, 
but with more "hands-on" work. However, the only 
true prerequisite to work with the television station 
is to have an interest in the television field. 

About a month ago, at the first videotaping of 
"The Campus Edge," there were some real funny 
moments, and also some real serious moments. It 
took longer than expected, due to some technical 
problems and some messed up lines, but at profes- 
sional TV stations the same problems occur. Overall, 
the group seemed to do an awesome job and worked 
well together. 

Photos gn4 Story by Josie 


Talented TV crew. 

Top row: Brian Wise, Cindy Miles and 

David Raborn. 

Fourth row: Justin Young, Nick Buche and 

Kris Lowmiller. 

Third row: Adam Hartke, Ashley Blaine, 

Ashley Boehm, Casey Lowmiller and 

Lance Hayes. 

Second row: Paul Melin, Chris Knudsen, 

B.J. Love and Josh Burns. 

Front: Whitney Deal, Megan Munson and 

Kelli Carnahan. 

Control Room Chaos: 

Casey Lowmiller, in green, and Kelli Carnahan 
check the various monitors in the control room to 
make sure the anchors look their best. Lowmiller is 
the producer of the "Campus Edge " news program. 

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For many years, there has been a steady 
flowing community college that has always had 
helping hands. For numerous years, Butler County 
students have helped out in the admissions office. 
This year, the Call Team and the MVPs, who call 
for recruiting and raise funds, are made up by a 
few returning students and 
several freshmen. 

This current school year 
marks the third year the Call 
Team has been around. This 
particular group of students is 
advised by a well-known man 
on campus, Ev Kohls. He 
works in the admissions 
office and currently advises 
the Call Team. The Call Team 
is always made up of at least 
ten students who are willing 
to work from 4-9 p.m. in the 
evening, Monday through 
Thursday. One aspect that 
makes this job more unique 
than others is how you make 

"We always start with ten students, but we 
usually do not finish with ten because it is 
time-consuming, you always have to be cheer 
ful, sound up and not down on the phone and 
it is a hard job," explains Kohls. "But I don't 
think we will have a problem with losing stu- 
dents this year because I think 
we have a good team of student 

On a normal day in the office, 
there are not less than six stu- 
dents working together, but not 
everyone will work on the same 
day every day. One of the Call 
Team's first tasks includes call- 
ing students who have filled ou> 
an interest card for Bulter and 
inviting them on a campus tour. 
Kohls says the best memory 01 
of the three years he's been part 
Group Shot- The Call Team's short work schedule begins of the squad is how the Call 
at 4 p.m. You can find these people in the Hubbard Center dur- Team has helped to increase 
ing the evening. All the members were strangers before they met enro U men t a t the college 

While working in the admis- 

your own hours. You work when you can, and sions office, the Call Team always has a smaf 

what you work is what you're paid. number of duties they have to accomplish 

This certain job requires an extreme amount of while they're there. For instance, the Call 

time and dedication. The first day for the Call Team helps out the MVPs when they're 

Team to start working was Sept. 22. 


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backed up. They also do surveys for other depart- 
ments or organizations and a phone-a-thon for schol- 
arship money. 

A little over a month ago, another main leg in the 
admissions office started to put their busy minds and 
bodies to work. The MVPs have been around for a 
little over 30 years, but the last five have been their 
most organized, according to Admissions Counselor 
Chad Steinkamp. The MVPs are primarily directed 
and organized by Steinkamp. 

Now, being part of the MVP team, they run just a 
bit different. They actually have hours they have to 
work. This certain group of workers have one 20- 
hour, five 15-hour and three 3-hour weeks. They also 
have three or four work study students. They can sort 
of relate to the Call Team because if they do not go 
into work, they will 
not get paid, but they 
also have hours they 
have to meet. 

The MVPs, just 

like the Call Team, 

are backbones for one 

another. If one needs 

help in the office, the 

other group is always 

there willing to help 

out in any way. A way 

the MVPs could get 

overwhelmed is if 

they have less than 

A fter Hours - The mvp. 

the members knew each other, but the rest became part of the family on 
Aug. 8. 

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in the nffire but like can find these people in the Hubbard Center during the day. Most of 

any job, this can 
change at any given 

For the five years Steinkamp has been a part of 
directing the MVPs in the admissions office, he 
claims the best memory is Training Week. During 
this particular week, all the members do various 
activities for team building and just better expertise 
on how the admissions office is supposed to be run 
Usually the first day of training is when the team 
building really comes into play. 

All the members and supervisors go out to the 
Adventure Course on campus for several hours and 

do certain activites such as the trust fall, climb- 
ing high walls, the spider web and various brain 

The trust fall is when you stand on a high 
wooden platform and fall backwards into your 
team member s arms. The spider web is where 
you have a real life spider web and you have to 
climb through it without touching any of the 
open sides. If you touch the sides, you lose that 
opening hole and you have to find a new 

One thing Steinkamp mentioned about the 
MVPs and the Call Team is that these two certain 
groups are the first interaction that a prospective 
student will receive from Butler County. 

This is a great bonus as one student will be 

able to interact with another 
and make them feel more 
comfortable, rather than an 
adult, when it comes to 
being part of the Grizzly 

Meghan Wiler, a sec- 
ond-year worker in the 
admissions office, claims, 
"Working and helping out 
with all the new people 
coming to Butler County 
Community College and 
being able to make the first 
impression on them" is 
what she loves about being 
part of the Grizzly World. 

Story By: Megan Giles 
Photos By: Shila Young 

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Clubs ond Organizations 

Story by Twgrobi Kglingg 

Let's illustrate a little scenario which we go through often enough. You have just arrived at a new campus where you 
have no idea what is going on. You know you want to be involved with some activity but nothing has been publicized or 
what has been shown gives you a bad vibe. What do you do? 

Well, here at Butler County Community College, there are several non-academic and non-athletic clubs and 
organizations you can join to have fun. Butler County Community College has over 30 different activities which you can 
join. Information is available at the Registrar's office in the 600 building. Below are some clubs and organizations where 
you can "hang out" and have fun. These clubs don't require you to have any academic eligibility. Just show up ready to 

International Student Association 

The International Student Association (ISA) is an 
organization open to bring out the diverse cultures 
found on the Butler campuses. The main purpose is to 
encourage participation of international students and 
local residents in cultural activities. Often enough, we 
dream to travel the world. Well, what happens when 
the world is brought to you? There are 80 different 
countries represented here at Butler, with 50 people 
originating from Kenya, 34 Tanzanians, 25 from 
Nepal, 14 from Pakistan and 1 1 Japanese. It is a social 
avenue for people to meet and socialize. Every spring, 
the ISA holds an exposition where they promote and 
illustrate the various cultures found here. As the global 
community continues to grow, the ISA is here to make 
sure. Butler is expanding with the world. The ISA 
meets once a month at meetings which are held at the 
Andover campus. 
If you would to find out more information or visit a 
meeting, contact: 

Sam Stroope 

International Advisor 


Wichita area (316) 733-3230 



Intramural activities are organized by the Student 
Senate to provide fun and entertainment through sports. If 
you want to participate in a sport which you enjoyed in 
high school, or at home, intramurals is another way you 
can play without the responsibility of training daily. The 
sports activities provided do not require for you to excel in 
sports, but you need to be enthusiastic and arrive with 
plenty of energy. It is something different and unique, 
catering to both males and females. Flag football was 
offered earlier this semester on Sept. 17 on the field beside 
the east parking lot. Teams were open to have both men 
and women participate from 7 p.m. until around nightfall. 
On Sept. 24, sand volleyball was held at the court on the 
east side of campus. This was open to coed teams and was 
also played in the evening. Various activities are held 
throughout each semester. In the spring, basketball and 
softball will be offered to the student body. 
If you like to find out more information, you may contact 

Casey Pohlenz 
Coordinator of Student Activities 


Wichita Area (316) 733-6825 

Email address: 

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance 

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) is an organization which has been established to raise political 
and personal awareness for both men and women here on the Butler County Community College campus. It is here to 
give a chance for men and women to unite. It is open for everyone to join and addresses issues such as civil rights and 
human rights. The organization is a human rights group and issues are human-related. The organization has an online base 
which is open to members of the group. 

For further information, contact: 

Sonja Milbourn 


Wichita area (316) 733-3395 

Email address: 

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Chess Club 

This year, Butler County Community 
College presents a new club or organization 
aiown as the Butler County Community 
College Chess Society Club or "The Grizzly 
Cnights." Recently approved by the college, 
he club provides people with a way to learn 
he game of chess or improve strategies. Due 
o the many chess players found on campus, 
he club was organized to bring interaction 
>etween them. From the novice to advanced 
(layers, the club establishes an understanding 
if chess and its rules. They provide a place 
vhere you can learn or sharpen already 
earned skills. They meet on Tuesday from 5- 
j p.m. in the 100 building in room 108. If 
r ou have an interest in the game, or want to 
ind out how good you are, come on 
Tuesdays. You will be welcomed. 

For further information, please contact: 

John Jenkinson 

English Instructor 


Wichita Area (316) 322-3347 

Email Address: 

Campus Crusade for Christ 

Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian 
organization established to help students understand how they could 
have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to grow in their 
faith. As an organization, they meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the 
1000 building (or Student Union) in the Purple Room. 

For more information about the organization contact: 

Huy Hermit 


Tel: (316) 322-5561 

Email address: 

Art Club 

Overseen by faculty but run by the student body, the Art 
Club is an organization set on having fun through art. It is 
not only for art majors, but also for anyone who loves art. 
You do not have to be a skilled artist to join. It is a way to 
broaden your personal artistic talent with an instructor's 
assistance but without the grade. Currently, the club is 
holding fund raising activities to travel to Chicago. This is 
for the benefit of students, to provide an opportunity to see 
artwork shown outside the El Dorado vicinity. Having fun 
with art is the main idea of this club. 

If this is for you, please contact the following people: 

John Oehm 

Art Instructor 

(316)322 3171 

Wichita area (316) 733 3171 



Valerie Haring 

Art Instructor 


Wichita area (316) 733-3173 

Email address: 

Newman Of Butler 

Newman of Butler is a Catholic organization aimed 
at bringing people of predominantly Catholic back- 
ground together to share their lives and faith. This does 
not mean you have to be Catholic to attend meetings. 
The organization is open to the entire student body. All 
are welcome to participate. The meetings are held 
every first and third Monday of the month from 6-7 
p.m. in the 1500 building in room 232 on the El 
Dorado campus. The Newman campus ministries 
started in 1883 and have been growing ever since. 
Going on its third year here at Butler, the club is 
actively involved in the social and spiritual aspects of 
life. An example of an event sponsored by the Newman 
Club is a bonfire and winter roast scheduled for Oct. 
20 at the Student Union from 5-9 p.m. 

If you would like farther information contact: 

Janice Jones 


Wichita Area: (316) 733-3141 

Email address: 

These are a few of the clubs Butler County 
Community College offers which do not require 
academics or athleticism. There are other organizations 
which are offered, like Phi Beta Kappa, which are by 
invitation. This is done according to your GPA and you 
will be notified by the organization. Other organizations, 
such as Delta Kappa Mega, require you to have classes in 
the related field of study (in this case, emphasis on 

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Making a difference in the auto- 
mobile world, Butler students 
take courses in the Auto 
Collision Repair Center. The 
class includes non-traditional 
students, high school students 
and people laid off from their 
original jobs. Repairing a vehi- 
cle from either storm damage or 
accidents, the students take 
them down from their damaged 
body back to their original 
state. Students start by investi- 
gating the damage and sanding 
it down or replacing the dam- 
aged part. Then there's taping 


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Photo Essay by 
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off the parts that do not need to 
be touched by paint and soaking 
the car in primer wherever need- 
ed, or in some cases the entire 
vehicle. After letting the first 
few stages set in, students take it 
to the paint booth where they 
begin. After painting, they leave 
it in the paint booth while it 
bakes. When finished drying, 
they sand the car with water, a 
technique called wet sanding, 
then buff and wax the car. After 
sanding, the car is either 
returned to the owner or taken 

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Oh No! It's A: 
That's right, a huge asteroid is 
hurling itself towards Earth and 
we need to send a group of men 
up there to place a bomb inside 
and blow it to smithereens. Did 
we mention that this particular 
asteroid could take out a state the 
size of Texas? Oh wait, that was 
the movie, not real life. But hey, 
it got you interested. 

The idea for this article was 
due to the media attention the 
planet Mars was getting when the 

semester began. It has been 
about 60,000 years since Mars 
was visible with the naked eye 
from Earth. After it leaves this 
time, it will not be visible again 
until some 40,000 years later. 

Butler's Astronomy Department, 
while small, makes the universe 
well-known to any and all stu- 
dents wanting to learn. 

Many times people look up at 
the sky and thinks that is all there 


is. However, that's not the case. 

"The galaxy is infinite. It goes 
beyond our highest imagination," 
says Robert Carlson, a Physics 
instructor for Butler. 

While a huge asteroid is not 
heading towards Earth at this very 
moment, there are about four to 
five large meteor strikes every 
century. The largest on record is 

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Telescopic Students. Instructor Doug 
Werub shows the class differing types of tele- 
scopes. Rain kept the telescopes from from being 

in Flagstaff, Ariz. 

The Barringer Crater is about one 
mile long and 600 feet deep. 

Everyone at some point is inter- 
ested in the world around them. 
Whether it is Area 5 1 in New Mexico 
or the crater in Arizona, people have 
been trying to find answers for years. 

"There's some things I don't want 
to know and there's some things the 

public doesn't need to 
know," says Carlson. 

They said much the same thing 
in 'Armageddon." However, the 
space debris we encounter is much 
more common and usually much 

Although we regard them as 
the same thing, there are differ- 
ences between a meteorite, meteor 

Stargazing Teachers. 
Robert Carlson (left) takes a 
moment from class. Doug 
Werub (right) continues his 
discussion about differing 
types of telescopes. They 
combine to form the 
Astronomy Department here 
at Butler. 

and a meteoroid. 

All of them are rocky debris, but 
it is where they are located that 
makes a difference. 

It is a meteroid in space, a meteor 
in Earth's atmosphere and a 
meteorite on Earth. Also, there are 
no shooting or falling stars, only 

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There have been and will be many great scientists throughout life 
who will make many great discoveries. With astronomy, though, many of 
life's great discoveries have been made by amateur astronomers or regu- 
lar stargazers. 

Top'. Heads Up. This map of Kansas 
shows the places where meteorites have hit. 
El Dorado hasn't been targeted yet. 
(Map courtesy of Robert Carlson) 

Right: Big Lenses. The SIRT (Space 
Infrared Telescope) was launched recently. 
It will show astronomers space anomalies 
which can't be seen with the naked eye. 

Bottom: Pretty Lights. The X-ray 
Champagne flow is one of many anomalies 
which can now be studied. Someday Butler 
students may add their expertise to the 
NASA team. 

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The expansion of Butler's Andover 
campus has allowed for more than just 
added classroom space. After close to a year 
of pushing a large rolling tool chest from 
classroom to classroom, College Health 
Services staffers finally have a permanent 
office in the new Butler of Andover 5000 
building. Not only easier for students to 
find, the office offers a wide range of serv- 
ices to Butler students and staff. And most 
services are free, or at least at a reduced 
charge, due to Board of Trustees' funding 
and a grant from the Sunflower Foundation. 

According to, 
Butler County Community College received 
"$50,840 to offer on-site health care 
services to students and a clinical training 
site for student nurses." A total of 46 grants 
were awarded in 2002, equaling approxi- 
mately $2.5 million. The board helped out 
with additional funding, allowing the wan- 
dering health providers to have a permanent 

"The nicest thing about that was that the 
board is showing an interest," says Donna 
Adams-Zimmerman, Butler of Andover staff 

The added services are expected to 
increase in the future, according to Adams- 
Zimmerman. She says Health Insurance 
Portability and Accountability Act, or 
HIPAA, regulations are followed as at any 
doctor's office. Students' parents are not 
notified of what services students receive, 
so students can expect complete confiden- 
tiality. "Pamphlets are on the wall. The stu- 
dents don't even need to see anyone if they 
don't want to," says Adams-Zimmerman. 

No more pushing the Cart! Donna Adams-Zimmerman, RN, with 
the Butler of Andover College Health Services cart that was pushed from 
room to room before the new office was built. The cart and its keepers now 
have a home in the 5000 building of Butler's Andover campus. 


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Services offered free or at a reduced charge include: 

> Flu and pneumonia shots 

> Immunizations and booster shots 

> Hepatitis vaccine 

> Blood sugar monitoring 

> TB and strep throat testing 

> Pregnancy testing 

> Contraceptive information 

> STD consultation and information 

> Information on date-rape drugs 

> Information on topics from smoking cessation to 
alcoholism, from drugs to West Nile Virus 

> Referral to area health care providers 

Selected Prices: 

> $ 1 for a box of cold medicine 

> $ 1 for 1 condoms 

> $2 for a box of allergy medicine 

> $10 for flu shots 

> $16 for pneumonia vaccine 

> $25 for a sports physical 

> $35 for MMR vaccine 

> $45 for combined Hepatitis A and B vaccine 

Butler of Andover Campus 

(located in Room 100 of the 5000 building) 

Walk-ins taken, or call 316-218-6282 

to make an appointment. 

Monday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Tuesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
(by appointment only) 

Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Friday: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Butler of El Dorado Campus 

(located in room 162 of the West Dorm) 

Walk-ins taken, or call 316-733-3371 

(316-322-3371 from Wichita) 

to make an appointment. 

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
(Dr. Rausch available 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) 

Thursday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
(by appointment only) 

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Story and Photos 
By Robin Kama ban 

Walking on campus for the 
first time and passing someone 
who is lighting a smoke may 
cause a little confusion to a fresh- 
man who is used to the strict high 
school "No Smoking" policy. 
Now, in a more mature environ- 
ment, students are presented with 
the free choice of smoking on 

Cigarettes may be looked upon 
in two different lights: 

1 . A bad habit, or 

2. A helping hand. 
Opinions may vary, but these are 
the two popular stands. 

The bad habit is the standard 
non-smoker viewpoint of ciga- 
rettes. This well-respected view- 
point is also shared by several 
smokers. College has a reputation 
of being stressful, and cigarettes 
have the reputation of being a 
stress reliever, so to many, smok- 
ing is a helping hand when bat- 
tling the school year. 

Most smoking students will be 
spotted trying to squeeze in a 

smoke between classes or sitting outside 
of buildings relaxing and thoroughly 
enjoying a cigarette. 

Smoking can also be a helper as a stu- 
dent tries to get used to being away from 
home. Therefore, smoking is not just 
restricted to the campus, the dorm resi- 
dents are also presented with the option 
of smoking. 

"When filling out an application for a 
room, students are asked if they smoke, 
and if they would prefer to bunk with a 
smoker or non-smoker," says Janece 
English, Director of Residence Life for 
the El Dorado campus. 

English does her absolute best 
matching resident smokers with other 
student smokers, but sometimes the 
numbers don't work out as well as 

Smoking does have a down side 
as well. It is America's number one 
bad habit as well as the top contribu- 
tor to an early death, according to 

The bad effects of smoking, such 
as lung cancer and second-hand 
smoke, are not new things. People 
are well aware of the dangers of 

The nicotine found in cigarettes 
can also cause long-term damage to 
your body. The body of a frequent 
smoker is a prime subject for blood 
clots due to the lack of oxygen that is 
available in the arteries. This is a 
prime factor to high cholesterol, 
according to 

Students also frequently complain 
about being welcomed by a cloud of 
smoke from the group of smokers 
that gather around the entrance doors 
to buildings. 

Smoking is an accepted practice 
on campus, but it is also a common 
disgust seeing cigarette butts on the 
ground next to ashtrays. 

Taking a Break Heather 

Boren, Goddard freshman, takes a 
seat in front of Bear Necessities 
snack bar to enjoy a quick ciga- 
rette on her way 

Sitting Back Although she 
wishes she could quit, Kristy 
Draxler, Wichita sophomore, sits 
in the shade waiting for her next 
class to begin. 

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A little piece of plastic. 

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magine signing up to put yourself into financial 
debt just for a sandwich or a T-shirt. 

So it is no surprise that one in every four college 
students owe more than $3,000 in credit card debt, in 
part because credit card companies are targeting 
young adults to help establish their credit early, when 
in actuality they are just increasing the problem. 

"Credit card issuers aggressively go after the stu- 
dent market, and they allied themselves with college 
campuses. Those deals now yield the nation's 300 
largest universities nearly $ 1 billion a year," says 
Robert Manning, author of the book "Credit Card 

Bulter has an arrangement with Intrust bank; they 
offer to both students and alumni, according to Vice 
President of Student Affairs, Bill Rinkenbaugh. 

"In return for this agreement, Intrust has the 
exclusive access to students. This means we do not 
allow other credit card companies to come on cam- 
pus. The cards have a low limit to prevent students 
from running up a huge debt, says Rinkenbaugh. 

According to Nellie Mae, a student loan 
provider's web site, the average student has about 
$1,843 in debt. 

All across the nation companies set up tables to 
hand out applications and free items. Applications 
also get handed out at the bookstores and on bulletin 
boards offering things that you think you must have 
just to get you hooked, according to 

Because of this, over 440 colleges and universities 
have banned credit card marketers from campus, 
according to United College Marketing Services in 
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Shockingly, two-thirds of students have a credit 
card, because most young adults are able to get a card 
the first time they apply, according to The Education 
Resources Institute. 

Let's face it, young adults today want the easy way 
out of a bad situation. The idea behind credit cards is 
to buy now and pay later to make it more convenient. 
It's a hit idea to target this group. 

"Students are easy targets because they still have 
wants and desires and the credit cards provide them 
an opportunity to get what they want now rather than 
waiting until they have the financial resources avail- 
able to purchase those items," says Rinkenbaugh. 

A student's biggest lesson to learn might not be in 
class, but rather learning to manage their finances. 

Half of card-carriers pay late fees, says California 
Public Interest Research Group. 

With students' endless bills and low paying jobs 
adding more bills would seem like an illogical idea to 
most, yet some still want them to assert their inde- 
pendence financially. 

Students already for have to pay for tuition, 
books, supplies, food, rent, clothing, car payments, 
insurance, gas and many other finances. It's no sur- 
prise late fees affect so many. 

Between the time they arrive on campus and grad- 
uation, students double their average credit card debt 
and triple the number of cards in their wallet, says 
Gerri Detweiler, author of "The Ultimate Credit 

"I believe credit cards are a good way to build up 
credit. I don't think that everybody is ready for the 
responsibility of budgeting," says freshman Kelli 
Carnahan, Altamont. 







A whole lot of trouble 

This is why many students find themselves in 
trouble very quickly. 

However, not all creditors are out to get this age 

Many have web sites specifically targeted to 
educate young adults on credit. One major bank is 
Capitol One. Their site helps counsel students on 
how to effectively establish good credit. Other 
banks have similar programs to make sure you're 
not abusing your credit cards. 

"I think credit cards are bad because it's a way 
of spending money you don't have. It's so easy to 
bury yourself in debt. I only have a credit card for 
emergencies," says sophomore Melissa Bridges, El 

However, if you find yourself in trouble there 
are places to get help. Most are non-profit agencies 
to help re-establish your credit and get you out of 
debt. Classes are also offered to help guide you 
along with any credit card problems you may have. 

This is credit that will be helpful after gradua- 
tion in order to purchase a car or buy or rent a 

house, even getting a job. 

"Responsible use of credit cards can help build a 
good credit record. But, unwise use of credit could 
bury you in debt and anguish you for years to come," 
says Jack Thompson, president and CEO of 
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Diego 
and Imperial Counties. 

Keep in mind that what you're signing up is not 
free and to get a credit card means that it doesn't 
come out of your pocket now but it will later. 

Several students let the bills slide from time to 
time. While waiting for the money to pay them the 
late charges have started adding up and you now owe 
even more then you charged. 

So next time you see that offer for a credit card 
with a must have incentive, think before you sign. 
What you're signing up for is not free, it comes at a 
price and is not to be taken lightly. 

Consider this opinion: "The unrestricted market- 
ing of credit cards on college campuses is so aggres- 
sive that it now poses a greater threat than alcohol or 
sexually transmitted diseases," says Manning. 


- Don't be dazzled by easy credit. Comparison shop. Beware of "teaser deals." Learn credit terms. 

- Read the fine print on brochures. 

- Get only one credit card from a nationally recognized firm. 

- Develop a spending plan. Keep a record of your transactions so you don't over spend. 

- Exercise restraint. Don't feel obligated to use it just because you have it. 

- Get serious about financial obligations. Pay bills on time. 

- Protect yourself from fraud. Shred receipts, outdated bills and pre-approved offers you don't need. 

- Never let others use your card. You are responsible for any charges made. 

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J3utler County Community College has a 
diverse variety of activities which occur behind the 
scenes. This includes groups and/or 
organizations which help out with the smooth 
running of the sometimes hectic school year. 
These groups range from the Agriculture 
Department to the Mass Communications 
Department. As a student or faculty member, you 
may not know of all the groups or individuals who 
are at the college, but they exist. For instance, the 
Athletic Department has the Booster Club. 

What is the Booster Club? The Booster 
Club is an organization, started in 1967, which set 
out to help raise funds for the purpose of 
supporting the athletic program here at Butler. 
Everything they is do under the rules of the 
Jayhawk Community College Conference (JCCC). 
The club consists of 167 members which range 
from specific individuals to entire organizations. 
The Booster Club helps fund scholarships in the 
Grizzly Athletic Scholarship Program. The 
program helps generate funds for scholarships for 
out-of-state student-athletes. 

What activities does the Booster Club 
sponsor? The Booster Club is involved in the 
selling of season tickets for Butler's football 
games. The Booster Club supports the printing and 
publication of media guides, which are sold at 
home football contests. An activity that does not 
include fund raising is the watermelon feed. This 
is when members of the Booster Club go out and 
purchase watermelons. They personally then cut 
up the watermelons and serve them to the entire 
football team. This is done to provide the football 
team with a chance to know the members and vice 
versa. They also have a little fun with it. 
The Tailgate Party remains one of the true 

American pre-game events. Here at Butler, the 
party is organized and sponsored by the 
Booster Club. Within their frequent meetings, 
they organize the provisions of buns, 
hamburgers, baked beans, potato chips and 
extra goodies like homemade brownies for the 
upcoming home game. Members of the 
Booster Club arrange tables, set food out and, 
finally, begin to roast the burgers. During the 
football season, Booster members rent a 
charter bus so they can all go see the football 
team play on the road. 

In the springtime, the Booster Club is 
involved in a spaghetti feed for the basketball 
team. This is a joint collaboration between the 
Booster Club and the Athletic Department. 
The Booster Club brings pasta sauce and 
dessert, while the Grizzly basketball team 
cooks the spaghetti. The Booster Club serves 
the team at this affair. 

A t Your Service- 
Members of the Booster Club 
prepare and serve food at the 
tailgate party. This was held 
on Sept. 27 at Galen 
Blackmore Stadium before the 
Grizzlies ' home game against 

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The concession stand is sponsored by the 
Booster Club at both the basketball and football 
games but run by the student-athletes. 

What happens in the meeting? The Booster 
Club meets every Monday at noon in the Purple 
Room, located in the Student Union (also known as 
the 1000 building). During the meeting, the head 
coaches of the different sports at Butler give their 
opinions and outlooks on how the teams performed 
that week. The members present at the meeting 
have the chance to hear from an athlete from one of 
the many sports and their coaches; they also get to 
hear of upcoming games. 

Power Up- This is the Booster Club meeting 
held on Monday, Sept 22. Head football coach 
Troy Morrell gives a report to the club about 
the previous game played against Garden City. 

Story by Twambi Kalincja 
Photos by Carissa Shaffer 

Over the many years, football players like 
Cincinnati Bengal Rudi Johnson, who is now 
in the NFL as the 100th player taken in the 
draft, have walked the campus of Butler. 
Johnson started as a freshman at Butler in 
1998 and the team became NJCAA National 
Champions. In the two years Johnson was 
here, he picked up numerous awards: first 
team NJCAA Ail-American, MVP of the Dixie 
Rotary Bowl, Jayhawk Conference Offensive 
Back of the Year and many more. Johnson is 
one of the many outstanding athletes to leave 
Butler County Community College and move 
on to further their career in their given talents. 
This was in part made possible by the Booster 
Club, as they are the main donors of out-of- 
state scholarships like the one Johnson 

In short, The Booster Club is a group of 
people and companies who are dedicated to 
assist Butler's athletic program. For 36 years, 
they have worked very hard to make sure ath- 
letes that come through Butler athletics not 
only excel in the sports they participate in, but 
also receive an outstanding education. 

" 1 he group we have is invaluable. 
Without them, we could not exist ~ not only 
for their monetary contributions but also for 
the time, effort and support they give to our 
athletic program and student athletics," says 
Todd Carter, Athletic Director. 

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Getting off the roller coaster ride of 
last season, the Lady Grizzly volleyball 
team is looking for a smoother ride. The 
Lady Grizzlies are looking forward to the 
challenge they are going to face during 
the course of this season. 

Since this is a young team, they are 
looking for Chandra Andrews, sophomore 
from Liberal, to be the leader of this 

"I am ready to take on the challenge of 
being the leader of this team," says 
Andrews. With four players returning 
from last year's team, it is going to be a 
challenge to play with six new players 
who are not experienced in college volley- 
ball. First year Coach Rick Younger is not 
looking for unrealistic goals from this team. 

"All I want is for this team to work 
hard and get better each time we step on 
the floor," says Younger. Younger, who 
has been coaching volleyball in the 
Wichita area for the last 1 5 years, brings a 
wealth of experience to this young team. 
He has coached on all levels and produced 
a lot of players that competed on the col- 
lege level. Younger also feels this is going 
to be a year where he has to do plenty of 

teaching basic fundamentals of the game. This 
year all he wants is improvement from match to 

"Communication and playing together is one 
of the keys for us to be successful," says 
Stephanie Van De Creek, sophomore from 

As the season goes on you will see players 
becoming more comfortable with each other. 

"It is going to be hard playing with each 
other for the first time, but as time goes on we 
will improve," says Maggie Lee, freshman 
from Wichita. 
With the early part of the season being a 
struggle with a 7-22 record at press time, 
hopefully this young team will have a winning 
streak and gain confidence. Things will only 
get better for this team as most of the players 
are returning and Coach Younger can bring in 
recruits and build the strong program that 
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Getting ready for action: The Lady 

Grizzlies, coming out of the huddle, prepare for the 
game. The Lady Grizzlies ending up losing in all 
three matches: 8-30, 10-30 and 21-30 against Barton. 

Top right: Butler players in 
action trying to prevent Barton from 

Bottom right: Jayme File, Beloit 
freshman, attempts to hit the ball and 
score for the Lady Grizzlies. 

Left: Cassidy Birch, Hesston fresh- 
man, attempts to smash the ball for the 
Lady Grizzlies. 

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2 John Jordan 


3 Steve Jackson 


4 Jeremy Mincey 


5 Brian Murph 


6 Harold James Jr. 


7 Chad Wilmott 


8 David Irons 


9 Reggie Smith 


10 Sean Hammons 


1 1 Lee Foliaki 


12 Troy Johnson 


13 Brad Boor 


14 Patrick Ritchie 


1 5 Matt Landess 


16 Jimmie Beard III 


21 Matt Jacobsen 


23 Taylor Hoover 


24 Jamell Spears 


26 Josh Wentling 


27 Nic Means 


28 Chris Felder 


30 Terry Petrie 


3 1 Larry McKinzy 


32 Joseph Harris 


33 Brad Garner 


34 Matt Rinkenbaugh RB 

38 Courtney Smith 


40 Fred Rosas 


41 NoahClouse 


42 James Balman 


44 Lorenzo Burrell 


45 Colt Cody 


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For the Love 

Meet a Grizzly Courtney Smith, 20, is a 

sophomore football player at Butler. Smith strives to 
be the best football player he can be. His love and 
dedication for the game is sure to take him far. 

Extreme heat in football gear, rain 
and chilly weather are just some of the 
things that the Grizzly football 
players deal with each day from August 
to October. 

The dedication of the Grizzlies has 
truly paid off. The Grizzlies are 
currently the number one community 
college football team in the nation. 
Courtney Smith, 20, Topeka sophomore, 
is a starter for the Grizzlies. 

Smith, #38, a safety/linebacker on the 
team, says, "I started playing sports as 
soon as I could walk." 

Football is a big part of Smith's life. 
He has been playing flag football ever 
since third grade. Then, in seventh grade, 
he was finally to experience tackle 
football and has never stopped playing. 

Smith says, "I like football because I 
am very competitive. I like to entertain 
and I have been around sports for as 
long as I can remember." 

Story and Photos By: Carissa Shaffer 
Photos also Courtesy of Courtney Smith 

His love for the game started with 
his father, Sam Smith. His father played 
football for KU and then went on to play 
for the Miami Dolphins. 

After that his father became a football 
coach for Highland Park in Topeka, 
bringing his son to tag along, which 
further encouraged and sparked Smith's 
interest in playing. 

Smith has played ever since he was 
young so, after high school ended, Smith 
knew that he didn't want his football 
career to end there. He got many 
scholarship offers from junior colleges 
such as Garden City and Fort Scott. 
However, Smith ended up choosing 
Butler because he knew they were a good 

To get picked to play for the Grizzlies 
the guys have to go through a three-week 
summer camp right before school starts. 
Smith says, "During the first two weeks 
of camp we have practice three times a 
day. It really wears us down, leaving us 
with sore muscles and cramps. During 
this time anyone can be cut from the 

No Pain, No Gain Smith 

sustained a football injury in a game against 
the Highland Scotties. He was cut by a cleat 
in a pileup. Part of his muscle was exposed 
which resulted in stitches 
for Smith. Smith spent 
some time recovering 
and is excited to be 
back in the games. 

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"The third week is the week 
before the game and they decide 
who is cut, who is red-shirted and 
who made the team from the first 
two weeks." 

There can only be 55 
players on a roster and only 12 
out-of-staters. Therefore, those 
players who are not cut become 
red-shirted, meaning that they 
work out and practice with the 
team but cannot play in games. 

Smith ended up as a red-shirt 
his first year at Butler. Smith was 
very disappointed at this, but later 
thought it for the best. 

Smith says, "Being red-shirted 
my first year ended up being a 
good thing because I got to work 
on my skills and become a good 
football player. College football is 
a lot different from high school. I 
would say that I was physically 
ready for it but not yet mentally." 

After Butler, Smith hopes to 
get a scholarship offer from one of 
the schools in the Big 12. 

"Football is a big part of my 
life right now, and I think I could 
do some great things with it. I 
would really love to play for a 
school in the Big 12," Smith f 

Like Son Sam Smith, Smith s 
father, in his KU gear, was a running- 
back for the team. Sam then went on 
to play as a cornerback for the Miami 
Dolphins. He later became a football 
coach for a high school team in 

Smith also feels as though he is 
one of the hardest working football 
players and tries to give his all. 

For now, Butler Community 
College is just a rest stop for Smith 
instead of a stopping place (according 
to Smith). Each day Smith strives to 
improve his skills and takes every 
opportunity to get stronger, bigger and 

Smith hopes that one day he will be 
able to walk into the Grizzly Den 
Meeting Room, where the 
scholarship offers are usually laid on 
the table, with the news he's been 
waiting to hear and working so hard 

Like Father Smith's 

father had a great 
influence on his interest in 
football. Sam would bring 
Smith along with him to foot- 
ball practices when Sam was 
a coach. 

61 Jay Jesson DL 

63 Matt Webber OL 
65 Adam DeGraffenreid DL 

69 Brandon Olney OL 

70 Keith Seiwert DL 

71 Kevin Dugan OL 

72 Clarence Respress DL 

73 Chris Mauga DL 

75 Luke Parris OL 

76 Keith Staudinger OL 

77 Derrick Newman OL 

78 Brandon Robinson OL 

78 Raymond Robinson LB 

79 Jimmy Wegerer DL 
84 JC Zahradnik DL 

86 Josh Seiler TE/LS 

87 Matt Zenisek TE 
89 Brent Hecht TE 

Oct. 18 Fort Scott (Home) 
7:00 p.m. 

Oct. 26 First Round Playoff 
TBA 1:30 p.m. 

Nov. 02 Second Round 
Playoff TBA 1:30 p.m. 

Nov. 09 Championship 
TBA 1:30 p.m. 

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